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Gavi DOCG

Gavi DOCG

Description to Gavi DOCG

DOCG area (also Cortese di Gavi or Gavi di Gavi) for white wine in the Italian region Piedmont, The vineyards cover 1,500 hectares. The zone includes the municipalities of Bosio, Carrosio, Gavi, Parodi Ligure, San Cristoforo and Tassarolo, as well as parts of Capriata d'Orba, Francavilla Bisio, Novi Ligure, Pasturana and Serravalle Scrivia in the province of Alessandria. Additional possible geographical indications are Costa Santo Stefano and Capanne di Marcarolo (Bosio), Monterotondo, Pratolungo and Rovereto (Gavi), as well as Cadepiaggio and Tramontana (Parodi Ligure). If the grapes come from classified vineyards, (only with still wine) Vigna followed by the location name.

Viticulture in Gavi has been documented since 972. In the 1950s Vittorio Soldati created the "Gavi di Gavi" at his La Scolca winery, which then became the cult wine developed. The wine already received DOC status in 1974, was raised to DOCG rank in 1998 and was last expanded in 2010 with additional wine types. The wine is 100% pure Cortese (also called Courteisa here). Still wine gives a more alcoholic one, matured longer Riserva, There are also the sparkling wine types Frizzante. Spumante and Spumante Metodo Classico Riserva.

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currently 134 121 Wines and 22 975 Producers, including 1 452 classified producers.
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